Serving tongs

Object Number: 
INV.14553
Date: 
ca. 1830
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/8 in. ( 23.5 x 8.9 x 5.4 cm )
Description: 
Silver bow-form serving tongs with beaded borders along arms and one hairy claw grip and one pierced shovel-form grip; initials "MGH" engraved in script characters on the arch; maker's hallmark stamped at undersides of both arms.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise S. Gilder, 12/14/73
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group